What’s normal…?

“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does. They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not be adjusted.”~ Aldous Huxley

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“As above, so below”

I see above as being the highest levels of consciousness and below as the lower levels. As we grow spiritually, so does our awareness. I don’t believe this to be relative to age. Why not? Ideally, it would be. However, the reality, as it relates to the physical world in which we live, is that from birth our natural rhythms are tampered with by doctors, our parents, and society. We are not left alone to be who we truly are. Instead we’re flooded with other people’s ideas of who, what, or how we “should” be. For instance, instead of allowing babies to go off their natural sleeping patterns, we are told (and most listen) to bombard them with schedules; schedules that are really set for the convenience of the parent more than anything. We restrict them from exploring their natural curiosity about the world and their bodies. Unless they’re seriously endangering themselves or others, I don’t feel it’s necessary to interfere. Yet we do because we’re told that’s what’s best for them. I’ll elaborate on that in a later post. My point is that in adulthood we still do childish things because as children we were restricted from doing them and so developmentally some of us are still children. When growth is stifled, so is awareness. With awareness comes change. Change is the ONLY constant in life as I’ve experienced it. If you doubt that, take a closer look at nature. You’ll have a better understanding of life. Take flowers for instance. ¬†They start as a seed planted in soil. Over time, that seed changes form and eventually blooms into a beautiful flower. As more time passes, it changes form again into what we call death. Though I’m not sure why we call it death since it’s just a form of energy which is infinite. The flower only changed form as do animals, humans, and seasons. When seasons change, we don’t say they “die”. Why is that? You see physical changes in the seasons just like in humans, flowers, and animals. Everything is pure energy. Energy/God/Universe/Creative Intelligence whatever you like to call it, is infinite and ever changing, yet it remains the same. That’s the paradox. Though it has many forms, it’s still ENERGY as are we (made in its image). AS ABOVE, SO BELOW

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Ignorance

This word , for so long, has had such a negative energy behind it. Let’s start this off with the definition for ignorance. Ignorance simply means lack of knowledge; uninformed; to be unaware. We’re all ignorant or have been ignorant in relation to something in our lives so far. Why does this word bother people so much? Maybe it’s that people are uncomfortable with not knowing. I partially blame our society as a whole because there’s so much pressure put on us to not only know but be the FIRST to know. (Competition) When we don’t know something we get such negative backlash. Take children in school for instance. When the instructor asks a question on a subject and they don’t know the answer what happens? There’s always a student(s) that will call them “dumb” or poke fun in some other way, especially if he/she knows the answer. In some cases there are teachers who are condescending. I’ve seen this happen more times than I care to remember. This type of scenario can set the stage for how this student will view ignorance in the future. I’ve spoken to many adults and used the word ignorant. Some became offended. Really offended. I couldn’t understand why until I dug a bit deeper and found that they either didn’t comprehend what ignorant meant or they did and viewed it as something negative due to a past experience. Ignorance in my opinion is only a negative thing when you choose to stay that way. One of the reasons I created this site is so that people can open up to a different point of view so as to not remain ignorant. If you enjoyed this post (…or not) please speak freely and respectfully in the comments. Thank you for reading:)

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GENIUS

“I’ve concluded that genius is as common as dirt. We suppress genius because we haven’t yet figured out how to manage a population of educated men and women. The solution, I think, is simple and glorious. Let them manage themselves.”

John Taylor Gatto